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Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled, 1995 (Back of Postcard Reads:) (1995), selections from mixed-media installation

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Walker Art Center

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1998

Institution Walker Art Center
A version of Tiravanija's contribution to the 1995 Walker exhibition Economies: Hans Accola and Rirkrit Tiravanija, this section recreates the "meditation area," which was painted orange to refer to Buddhist monks' robes. The blankets--made at Faribault Woolen Mill in Faribault, Minnesota--point to the world outside the museum and to an aspect of our local economy. A light sculpture by Dan Flavin functions not as art but merely as a light fixture, asking us to reconsider the art status of these fluorescent tubes. Tiravanija's installations, always participatory in nature, invite people to experience art in a way that goes beyond passively looking at paintings on walls or sculptures on pedestals. Viewers are encouraged to use the elements that make up environments--in this case, to stretch out on a cot and relax.
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Source: Label text for Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled, 1995 (Back of Postcard Reads:) (1995), selections from mixed-media installation, from the exhibition 100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, February 22-May 24, 1998.
Rights: Copyright 1998 Walker Art Center
Added to Site: March 1, 2009